26 Apr '13, 1am

The new Vuvuzela? Brazil unveils the official instrument of World Cup 2014, the caxirola

The new Vuvuzela? Brazil unveils the official instrument of World Cup 2014, the caxirola

RIO DE JANERIO — Football fans who found their enjoyment of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa compromised by the relentless drone of the vuvuzela have a new irritant to worry about: The caxirola. The caxirola is a hand-held rattle or shaker that makes a noise said to evoke that of falling rain — although it sounds more like the cacophony made by a swarm of locusts — and it will be marketed to fans at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, reported The Daily Telegraph. Made in green and yellow from recycled plastic, it is similar to a maraca and contains seeds or pellets. It is pronounced “ka-shee-raw-la” in English. No less a figure than the Brazilian president, Ms Dilma Rousseff, has endorsed the device. “It is an object that will do two things: combine the image with sound and take us to our goals.” Fifa, never shy of a money-making opportunity around its flagship tournament, ha...

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